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A native of Camaguey, Cuba, Anais Abreu began her musical adventures in her youth, studying at the Escuela Provincial de Arte Joaquín Varona, and the Escuela Nacional de Arte Luis Casa Romero, where she taught piano following her matriculation. After graduating from the Centro Nacional de Superación de la Enseñanza Artística she continued on at that institution as professor and chorale director.

Although a skilled teacher and director, after winning first prize in a national television competition her love for performance prompted Anais to move from Camaguey to Havana where she continues to entertain and impress audiences from Cuba and the world.

"[Anaís Anaís] is neither an ordinary CD ... nor a risky venture. It is the first CD recorded by a woman who has come to sing a dozen of excellent boleros ... We don't travel through thrashed and repeated paths, but come to experience Cuban popular music ..."


CD "Anais Anais" - Ciertos Boleros con 'filin'

Anais Abreu with piano player

"Anais Abreu is a unique singer with a wonderful warm style."

"[On Alma], Abreu's singing boleros, and she has a dignified voice. The band, led by CD "Alma" by Anais Abreu German Velazco, who used to play in Irakere, is bright ...  But Abreu's a good singer. She takes on ... Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive,' and Barry Manilow's 'I'll Never Love This Way Aagain,' along with pieces by Desemer Bueno and Adalberto Alvarez." --  Peter Watrous

Anaís Abreu won the 2004 CUBADISCO award in the Best Song category for her recording Alma.  Her list of singing awards is extensive.



Anais's video "Una decepción" from the popular CD "De Lujo."


Anais has appeared in the films Tiburones en la Habana (Sharks in Havana), a French-Cuban production; Robo de Bicicleta (The Bicycle Robbery), an Italian-Cuban co-production, and two documentaries, one by Octavio Cortazar based on the music of Pedro Junco, and another  about the life of the dramatic monologist Luis Carbonel. She is also  featured in the music documentary Habana Blue (Sé Feliz).


Anais Abreu, performing Cuban boleros on stage

"This CD [De Lujo] is a fabulous compilation of the versatile and sensual voice of singer Anais Abreu. She presents her interpretation of Cuban songs and songs from other countries in both contemporary styles and styles of yesterday. In her, the best of Cuban traditional song comes together, in most inventive and exciting arrangements. Anais, a vocalist of remarkable tenacity, intuitive and naturally talented, creates a selection of boleros, guarachas, sones, trovadorescas and rumba."

Anais has three individual records in her discography: Anais Anais (Egrem) De Lujo (Bis) -- both nominated to the CubaDisco Song Festival,  Alma, on the Bis label, which won the 2004 CubaDisco best song award, and her most recent recording El Amor Se Acaba (2006).

CD "de Lujo" by Anais Abreu





Announcement of Anais Abreu's performance in Spain

She has collaborated on more than 10 other recordings, including the popular Dos Gardenias (Egrem), Club Pasión de Boleros (Caribe) and Orquesta Sensación (Bis), and in Rudy Calzado y la música típica, to name a few.

Anais Abreu performing at Italian Jazz Festival

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Anais Abreu & Vania (ex-Bamboleo) - Musica Cubana
Homenaje a Luis Carbonell y a Esther Borja


Anais Abreu has toured Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Western and Eastern Europe. She continues to perform in Havana and is a much-anticipated entertainer at national events. 

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